Peter Crook On Trial With Clarets
Burnley have taken Harrogate Town goalkeeper Peter Crook on trial as the search goes on to add a new goalkeeper to the squad having lost Matt Gilks at the end of last season.
The Clarets were linked with Southend’s Daniel Bentley, who has since gone on to sign for Brentford and Nick Pope from Charlton Athletic, but the Charlton have rejected two offers, therefore Sean Dyche has now turned his attentions to non-league Harrogate Town.
Crook, has been linked with both Swansea City and Leeds United over the summer and his agent Louise Fellows confirmed, “We haven’t had any firm offers yet for Peter. However he is currently training with Burnley at the moment and we will know more after the weekend. His hard work has attracted attention from the Premier League down. With 19 clean sheets last season, he’s certainly doing something right.”
Crook had an interesting start in Harrogate when he joined the club in 2014 he spent the first season at Harrogate Railway on a duel registration. But he made his breakthrough into the first team at Harrogate Town during the 2014/15 season.
He has been capped for England C and his manager Simon Weaver was singing his praises last season suggesting he could go on and play in the Football League.
Speaking about the young goalkeeper manager Simon Weaver said, “He has all the talent in the world, you see young keepers at the highest level like Joe Hart, where they have to learn to progress. Part of that can happen through moments where it doesn’t go for you.
He can go on and play a few levels higher, he has the physical ingredients and he has the hunger as well. He is one of the few young goalkeepers of the modern breed that comes out and claims crosses, most of them are just good shot stoppers.”